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How much should I charge for custom bots

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by tutchi24, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. tutchi24

    tutchi24 Newbie

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    Hey guys so I want to start offering a custom bot service. I posted a thread about giving a few away for free and got a nice amount of responses. A few of those people wanted more sophisticated bots and were willing to pay. I want to start offering as a service I just don't know how much to charge people. I was seeing if you guys had maybe example of bots and how much they cost.
     
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    It boils down to the type of bot, how long it takes for you to code and build it. - How much is your time worth per hour ( also compare this to a guy in China / India/ Thailand etc and their hourly rate ).
    Also what support will you be offering ?
     
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    Is it dotnet bot? or c# bot? Dpend on what time it took you to build that bot.
     
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    Depends if you are giving them the source code, etc. Or just a license to use the bot.

    Hourly rate x amount of time to do the project, multiply by 3-4x if giving them the source code and reseller rights.
     
  5. DDuce

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    WRONG (sorry) what people fail to realise time and time again is the time lost and money spent on fixing problems that shouldn't have been there in the first place. Pricing yourself against some amateur coder with poor communication skills is a sure fire way to price yourself out of the market. In fact, if you're good, charge double - and be confident to defend that amount. I'd happily pay double if I know the quality was so good that you got it right the first time around.

    Trying to compete in price is a race to the bottom! You can't win :)

    This makes more sense - especially the first part. If you don't give the source code just charge an hourly fee. You get better with making the bots (assuming you re-use a ton of your code) so even though you would 'normally' have spent 30 hours on it, the first 12 hours are already done through some boiler plate code and you can focus on the special needs.

    Don't ever lose sight of the fact that you have skills they don't, and they are making money off of something you can't.

    You're worth more than you think :)
     
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    Forget about the time spent for creating the code! Do rude research about how many your buyer will earn from this bot. Check the programming level of the buyer - better deal with buyers than knows nothing for programming. Also keep in mind that brain's work and ideas costs a lot of money - not talking about the time where you do the code - in fact you can make some code for 10 minutes, but consider the algorithm hours.

    Sometime the simple things makes tons of money. Don't be sheep like the bot developers that offer work on $5/hour or less.

    Research the buyer is the key. If you find a great buyer with tons of contacts, than you can even offer free bots for portfolio.
    Build a brand. The stronger your brand is, more money you will get.
     
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    ^ this - see, Naskoot for president :) The gist of it is - don't underestimate yourself!
     
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    Any sufficiently complex programming solution is going to have bugs. I build incrementally to attempt to avoid problems. By the time a program is finished, I have run every method in the program several times over, and I still find unexpected bugs.
     
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    It is depends on how long software is about and Is useful.
     
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    see what market is and see what your time is worth
     
  11. tutchi24

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    Thanks dude this is probably the best advice I could of gotten. Its exactly how I felt I just didn't know if people would understand or be willing to pay for quality. Specially with code its "hard" to see or feel quality its not a physical object so it goes under appriciated
     
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    If you make a ticketmaster bot please pm
     
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    What kind of bots can you develop? I Need an IOS bot that works on a windows desktop platform and has to be able to generate mobile tokens so it looks like its coming from a mobile device. Let me know what you can do.
     
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    Estimate the hours you will need for everything then multiple by your hourly rate. This is simple formula. Fact is there are many factors that can impact your pricing like your opportunity cost.
     
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    Speaking of hourly rate, for a custom bot I wouldn't charge anything less than 100/hr. There will be people who charge less, but the result is always a shitty product.
     
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    I'll pay 200 an hour if someone can complete the project I need done.
     
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    Depends on bot, If using ubot even if you give it away people will still grumble about it containing viruses.
     
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    I got this free Survey bot, read the instructions and applied the same. but found bot works only for a country specifics ( US,CA,UK).
    Does same applies to your bots?
     
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    If you have any ticket software bots, please hit me up.